Monday, March 22, 2010

Persevering Faith, Exodus 13:17-15:21

Co-teacher Curt did a great job yesterday with the lesson from Exodus 12:1-14. He titled his lesson, “Lamb of God Illustrated,” and related how the Exodus lamb was needed, chosen, slain, eaten, trusted, and honored.

He then gave a New Testament equivalent of each point presenting Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God who was needed, chosen, slain, eaten, trusted and honored. Curt ended by saying, “God is the same yesterday and today. The difference is now one of administration—we are now under the new covenant, not the Abrahamic covenant.”

I’ve already started thinking about how to teach this week’s lesson, “Persevering Faith,” based on Exodus 13:17-15:21, with a focus on Exodus 13:17-18; 14:9-18, 31. For example, I'm thinking about taking some unleavened bread to class and have members eat a sample while I give the background in Exodus 13:1-16. This will help to make the lesson memorable.

Where can I buy unleavened bread? I don't have time to make it :-).


kenenth said...

Was the victory at the Rea Sea the beginning of the end for Egypt? And is Moses in Egyptian history?

servingHim said...

Well, if it was a beginning, the end was a long time in coming. The Egyptians continued in stature on into the future and fought against the Assyrians and the Babylonians. I think good king Josiah was killed by the Egyptians.

Regarding Moses, I'm not enough of a historian to know of extra Biblical material that links Moses with Egypt. Good question! Let us know if you answer it.